Burundi Mpanga Shimu Coffee
Located in the Kayanza region, the Mpanga washing station is well recognized for the complex, clean specialty coffee that comes from Burundi. Mpanga is equipped with 450 drying beds and a six disc McKinnon pulping machine.
Mpanga has garnered high scores in the Burundi Cup of Excellence, including 1st and 3rd place in the 2014 COE. The washing station was built in 2008 under the initiative of Jean-Clement Birabereye, who manages the mill and represents the farmers through the trading company SEGEC (Societe General d'exploitation et d'exportation du Cafe). Jean-Clement boasts an incredible resume, with more than 15 years of experience in milling.
Through SEGEC, Jean-Clement offers a premium to producers whose coffees place in competition, motivating farmers to meticulous harvesting and agricultural practices. The station prides itself on paying above market price for cherries to encourage high quality production at each harvest.
Origin: Kayanza, Burundi
Soil Type: Volcanic Pluviometers
Growing Altitude: 1,980 meters
Process: Fully Washed, dried on raised beds
Washing Station: Burundi Mpanga Washing Station
Cupping Notes: Cherry Cola, Molasses, Cocoa & Lemon Zest